President Joe Biden continues his first trip overseas as president, but already he has found himself in awkward, funny, or outright embarrassing moments on the world stage.
Here is a list of moments during Biden’s trip that sparked chatter on social media.
1) Joe Biden confuses Syria with Libya three times.
WATCH: Joe Biden confuses Syria with Libya THREE TIMES. pic.twitter.com/8iewTindfr
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 13, 2021
Biden mistakenly spoke about engaging Russian President Vladimir Putin on issues concerning Libya three different times during a press conference.
The White House confirmed afterward that the president meant to say Syria.
Biden’s national security advisor Jake Sullivan confirms that the president meant to say Syria – when he said “Libya” three different times at his press conference: pic.twitter.com/7kKrPUWLyq
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) June 14, 2021
2) Joe Biden interrupts British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suggest he overlooked introducing the president of South Africa.
“I certainly didn’t,” Johnson replied to Biden.
Boris Johnson insists to Joe Biden that he already introduced the president of South Africa to a G7 meeting.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 13, 2021
Biden’s comment sparked laughter from some of the world leaders at the table.
3) Joe Biden confuses reporters after saying, “a lot of people may not know what COVID [Chinese coronavirus] is.”
“I know you all know, but a lot of people may not know what COVID is,” Biden said.
The White House clarified in the transcript afterward that Biden mistakenly said “COVID” three different times instead of “COVAX.”
4) Joe Biden abruptly ends press conference when asked about former President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs.
Biden awkwardly ended his press conference after the G7 when faced with a question about former President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs.
“A hundred and twenty days. Give me a break,” Biden said hoarsely, leaning into the microphone. “Need time.”
At that point, Biden had been president for 145 days.
He exited the stage without speaking further or adding an additional positive note to the conclusion of his G7 meetings.
5) Joe Biden expresses concern he would “get in trouble” by taking too many questions from reporters his press staff did not approve in advance.
“I’m sorry, I’m going to get in trouble with staff if I don’t do this the right way,” Biden said, as he looked at his list of pre-approved reporters.
Joe Biden: “I’m going to get in trouble with staff” if I don’t call from pre-approved list of reporters pic.twitter.com/9pzBLZ9l0s
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 13, 2021
Later he said to reporters, “I’m going to get in trouble with my press, my staff. Yeah, go ahead. But pretend that I didn’t answer you.”
6) Jill Biden moves quickly to retrieve Biden as he engages a reporter.
When a female reporter asked Biden how his meetings were going, he stopped and turned to ask her to repeat her questions.
Jill Biden turned back to retrieve Biden, waving at him and saying, “C’mon!” before taking his hand and leading him away.
— The Jewish Voice (@JewishVoice) June 11, 2021
7) Joe Biden says he does not want to return to the United States.
“It’s gorgeous. I don’t want to go home,” Biden said to journalists who spoke to him when he first arrived to the G7 Summit in Cornwall.
Biden in St. Ives in Cornwall, England:
“It’s gorgeous. I don’t want to go home.” pic.twitter.com/EbjAFCRWtI
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 10, 2021
8) Joe Biden dodges handshake with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
“Wait a minute, wait a minute,” Biden said, waving off Johnson as he grinned and offered an elbow bump to Johnson’s new wife, Carrie, instead.
— G7 UK (@G7) June 10, 2021
Biden complimented Johnson’s wife during their visit, noting he and Johnson “married way above our station.”
9) “Everybody in the water!”
As President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrived at the G7 summit to take a picture with world leaders on the beach in Cornwall, the president joked that everybody should jump into the water.
Biden: “Everybody in the water!” pic.twitter.com/fhh3HvMm8L
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) June 11, 2021
10) “Joe pay attention!”
As the Bidens spoke to troops stationed in the United Kingdom, one woman in the crowd shouted “I love you, Joe!” prompting the president to turn and look to learn the identity of the woman.
“Joe, pay attention,” his wife Jill Biden said quickly, prompting Biden to turn and sheepishly salute his wife.
Jill Biden to Joe during speech: “Joe, pay attention.” pic.twitter.com/gl0kEudTYC
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 9, 2021